‘Top Chef’ Spin-Off ‘Family Style’ Flips

By | May 26, 2021

Crew members on the unscripted Top Chef spinoff show Family Style gained a new appreciation for the meaning of “family” last week after leaving the set and ultimately achieving coverage under a union contract negotiated by the IATSE. Approximately 90 employees in IATSE crafts — including 11 in the camera department — helped the union […]

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The Sweet Sound of Solidarity

By | May 19, 2021

Solidarity – not Vivaldi or Mozart – was in the air as members of IATSE locals across the eastern region gathered outside Lincoln Center in New York City to protest proposed pay cuts to crew members of the Metropolitan Opera. Several Local 600 members joined the hundreds of union protestors at last Thursday’s “We Are […]

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A Day in the Life with Eastern Region Still Photographers

By | May 5, 2021

East Coasters have a strength and determination different from other parts of the country. When the pandemic hit, Local 600 unit still photographers from the eastern region didn’t hesitate to pivot their “focus” from on-set images to the unfolding dynamism of the world around them. “It was both an escape and a reality check,” describes […]

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Still Life: A Still Photographer Talks About His Years On-Set

By | May 4, 2021

Wynn passed on Sunday, May 2, 2021, at the age of 97. As seen in the Winter 2019 edition of Camera Angles. Wynn Hammer was not yet 30 when he joined the International Cinematographers Guild in 1953. He was a titles photographer, but needed to be a member of IATSE Local 659 to work the […]

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And the Award for Most Charitable Goes to… Publicists

By | April 28, 2021

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the publicists of ICG Local 600 opted this year to turn their annual Publicists Awards Luncheon into an opportunity to help their fellow union members instead, raising approximately $60,000 for the Local’s Hardship Fund. During the run up to this year’s event, the ICG Publicists Awards Committee decided […]

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Members Go Green On Set

By and | April 20, 2021

600LIVE! spoke to six Local 600 members about their efforts to be environmentally conscious and the importance of a green set. Gretchen Warthen, Camera Operator I always admired other crew members who were dedicated to bringing water and food from home, but in our fast-paced world, it seemed inconvenient and time-consuming. I had always been […]

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Local 600 Families 4 Green Energy

By | April 20, 2021
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Embodying the Values of Unions: A Visit with Herb Harton

By | April 14, 2021

The three best and most significant decisions of Herb Harton’s life were getting married, having children and joining the union. “I attribute my success to those three decisions,” said Harton, the North Carolina-based 1st AC. “Those are the gifts that keep on giving.” In his nearly 33 years as a dues-paying union member, Harton himself […]

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A Day in the Life with Central Region Still Photographers

By | April 7, 2021

While no one would ever wish it so, the upside of a year-long pandemic has been to provide Local 600 members the time to explore creative work beyond the set. Certainly, this has been true for many of Local 600’s unit still photographers, who have been pointing their cameras at everything beyond the actors and […]

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600’s Member Orientation Gets a Makeover

By | March 31, 2021

Local 600’s member orientation has undergone an overhaul. Thanks to extensive work across a number of the Guild’s departments, what was once little more than a swearing in ceremony and a few words about on-set etiquette has turned into a comprehensive introduction to the Local, its place in the IATSE and the greater national labor […]

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